Vanilla Ice Cream



Here's another way to prepare ice cream without an ice cream maker, and it relies on gelatin sheets for the desired consistency. The milk iin the ice cream base is first infused with a vanilla bean for the classic flavor before being used to make the classic custard base wtih egg yolks, sugar, and cream. When using gelatin sheets, they need to be softened in cold water before dissolving in the hot liquid.


  • 550 milliliters milk
  • 1 vanilla bean pod
  • 3 gelatin sheets
  • 6 egg yolks
  • 170 grams sugar
  • 200 milliliters cream


  1. In a saucepan, heat milk with vanilla pod and bring to a boil.
  2. Soak gelatin sheets in a bowl of cold water.
  3. In a bowl, beat egg yolks and sugar until creamy.
  4. Remove vanilla pod from milk.
  5. Add warm milk to egg mixture slowly, stirring constantly.
  6. Cook mixture in a double boiler or over very low heat, but do not allow to boil.
  7. Remove from heat and add the drained gelatin.
  8. Stir until gelatin is dissolved.
  9. After cooling, add beaten cream.
  10. Pour mixture into a plastic container and freeze for approximately 1 hour.
  11. Beat mixture and freeze again until well-chilled.
  12. To serve, drizzle with caramel sauce or other toppings, to taste.
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